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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas State is an above-average public university located in San Marcos, Texas in the Austin Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,180 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas State acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Texas State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
About Texas State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,647/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,472/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,966/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,505/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,543/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.388 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.388 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 263 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Friendly
    18%
  • Average
    11%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Different
    6%
  • Young
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.464 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.561 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 283 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    33%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    13%
  • Great Education in a great location
    11%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    8%
  • A good introduction into university life
    8%
  • Party school
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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Texas State University is a beautiful campus that has much to offer both academically and socially. With hundreds of degree plans, there is surely something for everyone to get excited about learning at Texas State. The professors and staff are always willing to lend a helping hand and fellow students are just as friendly. Furthermore, there are multiple organizations available to aid in student academic, social and career success. My favorite aspect about the campus is the geography of the area within and around it: tall, forested hills, lakes, and, my favorite, the San Marcos River that snakes around campus and through beautiful parks. Overall, I highly recommend Texas State University to all prospective undergrad and graduate students. Go Bobcats!
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This is the 3rd university I have attended, and I LOVE IT! The professors have been amazing, I even look forward to class discussions and take pride in all of my papers because the topics are both interesting and highly informative. The campus itself is kept pristine, with both some older features and brand new ones. It's a little hard if you have classes across campus, but you can just barely make it in time. Every advisor I have spoken with (study abroad, advisors by major, and financial aid) have been friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful even in the short amounts of time you spend with them. There are a million different campus organizations you could join, although I haven't been in any. And tuition is pretty average for a Texas 4-year university. All in all, if you're considering Texas State, go.
I made my decision to come to Texas State in the 8th grade and it was honestly the best decision I could have made! I absolutely LOVE everything about TXST; The area is perfect, in between San Antonio and Austin makes it the perfect getaway and especially since the surrounding cities such as New Braunfels and Kyle are growing so quickly makes it even better. The campus is BEAUTIFUL and the people are even more so! Everyone is so friendly and loving and so prideful of their campus. Even if we don't have the greatest football team, our tailgates are the BEST! Some even say better than UT's;) I do NOT regret coming here whatsoever, San Marcos is and has been my new home.